As I said in my post last week (You can find that, here.), I'm going to be starting up a weekly Thursday post. I'll be writing a letter to someone each week. I don't have a definitive list of each and every person, I'm just gonna go with whoever happens to be on my mind each Thursday (or the day I schedule the post, if I write it earlier).
So this week, being that our 5-year friendaversary was last week, who better than to write to my best friend? Here it goes;
Dear Best Friend,
Ironically, I haven't even started texting you yet today. Shows how good of a friend I am, hm?
We've been friends for five years now. Five years. In some ways it feels longer, and in others it feels so, so much shorter. I feel like I've known you a lifetime, but also just met you, ya catch my drift?
Life is passing us by so quickly these days and I feel like I can't keep up with it all. To quote High School Musical 3, "I wish it would all just stop. Or at least just slow down." We're getting older. We're both in our junior year of high school. In a little under two years, we'll both be graduating and then who knows where we'll be? I'm not exactly sure, yet, but I hope it'll be somewhere good, for both of our sake.
If I had one thing to say that sticks out in my mind the most, it'd probably be to tell you to not give up. Don't give up on yourself. Because I've seen you in some of your best places and some of your worst places, and I don't want to see you go somewhere that's going to be detrimental to your well-being. Because, regardless of the fights we have sometimes, you'll always be my best friend. You're the sister that I always wanted, but never got. Until now.
I can't wait for the day when we're both in our forties. You'll be married with a big brigade of kids, I'm sure, and who knows where I'll be. I've always been pretty unpredictable. I can't wait for that day, because I can't wait to look back and reminisce on the crazy, wacky things we've done, the lives we've lived, the lives we've touched. Because I believe in you! I believe you're going to touch lives. I believe you have a stronger influence in this world than you believe. Your options are limitless. The world is your oyster (well, that's a weird cliche statement, but you catch my drift).
In conclusion (okay, never mind that's too business-y and this is a trying-to-be heartfelt letter). Anne, I just want you to know that no matter what we go through, you'll always be my best friend. You'll always mean the world to me, regardless of how far or close we live to each other. We've managed a five year friendship from 900 and then 3,000 miles apart. I think we're doin' pretty well, so far ;) Love you, girly!
I encourage you all to appreciate your best friends today. Because no matter how crazy life gets, they're usually one of the first ones to have your back. Show your best friend you appreciate him/her today. You owe it to them.